The temporomandibular joints, or TMJ for short, are located on either side of your head, right below your ears, and act as a hinge between your upper and lower jaws. If you experience pain or difficulty moving your jaw, visit our TMJ dentist 95667 to find out if you could benefit from treatment with a customized night guard. We provide advanced, personalized care to alleviate the discomfort of TMJ disorder and to improve your oral and overall health.
Every time you chew, swallow, speak or yawn the TMJ are hard at work. If you notice a clicking or popping sound when you move your jaw, if your jaw locks or if you experience headaches, earaches or facial pain, our TMJ dentist 95667 will evaluate your symptoms and recommend an appropriate course of care. To accurately diagnose TMJ disorder, we’ll provide a comprehensive examination, with the use of advanced digital radiography, as needed. TMJ disorder may be attributed to a number of causes, including arthritis, misalignments of the teeth and bite, injury and bruxism. Bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, places excess strain on the TMJ, which can damage the joint and cause discomfort. To prevent teeth grinding and treat TMJ disorder, our dentist provides customized night guards, which keep your upper and lower teeth slightly separated while you sleep, alleviating pressure on the joints. We design your night guard to fit comfortably and precisely, and will teach you how to properly wear and care for it.
At the office of Dr. Carl M. Hillendahl, we provide advanced, personalized solutions for all your dental healthcare needs. Our TMJ dentist 95667 provides portable, comfortable and easy to use night guards to curb teeth grinding and treat TMJ disorder. To learn more about TMJ disorder or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.